Source: Rockford Morning Star, April 23, 1927 p 1 and p 12
Built in 1926; 4 beedrooms, 4 full baths and 1 half-bathroom. No architect listed in newspaper.
The house was built for Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Countryman. He moved to Rockford in 1887.
Six children were born to Countryman and his first wife Abby. He married Anna in 1895.
He owned Countryman and Co., wholesale vegetable and fruit dealers. He died 1927. Anna
and 4 children (all Rockford) survived his death.
The second owners of the home were Walter R. and Celia Meier beginning in 1932. Mr. Meier was the president and manager of Roxo Ice Cream.
Source of all photos: www.realtor.com House for sale in 2016, by owner, James N Olson
Calvin Countryman (Anna R.)
Source: 1923 Rockford City Directory
Walter R. Meier, wife Celia, pres Roxo Ice Cream, also mgr. Heileman’s Old Style Lager
Source: 1933 Rockford City Directory
Dr. Clarence H. Boswell (Ruth W.) phys. 820 Gas and Electric Bldg, res
Jesse Barloga, architect, built 1935
Source: 1935 & 1937 & 1940 Rockford City Directory